Plot data from CSV file with Matplotlib

To extract CSV file for specific columns to list in python, we can use Pandas read_csv() method.


  • Make a list of columns that have to be extracted.
  • Use read_csv() method to extract the CSV file data into a data frame.
  • Print the exracted data.
  • Plot the data frame using plot() method.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import pandas as pd
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
columns = ["Name", "Marks"]
df = pd.read_csv("input.csv", usecols=columns)
print("Contents in csv file:
", df) plt.plot(df.Name, df.Marks)